Beniamino Gigli, Beniamino Gigli Sings the Music of Puccini, Giordano, Mascagni, Boito, Verdi, Donizetti, Bizet, Meyerbeer, Flotow, Toselli, Cherubini, de Curtis, Denza, Di Chiara and Cottrau

Justin Davidson

By Justin Davidson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

With his unaffected tenor, all sunshine and fresh-cut hay, Beniamino Gigli sang as if opera were popular music, which it still was in his day — 1914 through the 1940s. Slightly scratchy but otherwise impeccable, this compilation is an excellent introduction.